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'More than just a skin blemish': Calgary-led study indicates new acne diagnoses linked to depression risk
In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients' risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 per cent compared to the general population, according to a new study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New acne diagnoses linked to increased depression risk
(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients ’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Black Panther' and mental health in the Black community
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement
Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Families and Family Life Population Recession and Depression Elderly Elder Care Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Source Type: news

Recognizing and reacting to risk signs for patient suicide - Zitelli L, Palmer CV.
Evidence-based suggestions for developing an effective clinician-client relationship built upon trust and honesty will be shared, as well as a review of relevant scope of practice issues for audiologists. Audiologists need to be prepared if a patient threa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Moral objections and fear of hell: an important barrier to suicidality - van den Brink B, Schaap H, Braam AW.
This review explores the literature to test the hypothesis that 'moral objections to suicide (MOS), especially the conviction of going to hell after committing suicide, exert a restraining effect on suicide and suicidality.' Medline and PsycInfo were searc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients: A reply - Gaitanidis A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder: longitudinal analysis of impact on clinical and behavioural outcomes in Uganda - Kinyanda E, Levin J, Nakasujja N, Birabwa H, Nakku J, Mpango R, Grosskurth H, Seedat S, Araya R, Shahmanesh M, Patel V.
BACKGROUND: There is still wide variability in HIV disease course and other HIV related outcomes, attributable in part to psychosocial factors such as major depressive disorder (MDD), a subject that has received little attention in sub-Saharan Africa. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Comparative effect of antipsychotics on risk of self-harm among patients with schizophrenia - Ma CH, Chang SS, Tsai HJ, Gau SS, Chen IM, Liao SC, Chien YL, Hsieh MH, Wu CS.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of different antipsychotic treatments with hospitalization due to self-harm among patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: This retrospective cohort study was based on Taiwan's universal health insurance databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Body image and depressive symptoms in person suffering from psoriasis - Rosi ńska M, Rzepa T, Szramka-Pawlak B, Zaba R.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the research study was specifying the relationship between severity of psoriasis and body image and self-reported depressive symptoms, taking into account the differences between the sexes. METHODS: The research study inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Association of BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and brain BDNF levels with major depression and suicide - Youssef MM, Underwood MD, Huang YY, Hsiung SC, Liu Y, Simpson NR, Bakalian MJ, Rosoklija GB, Dwork AJ, Arango V, Mann JJ.
This study examines the ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The influence of life-respect consciousness on suicidal risk, aggression, meaning in life and the effect of life-respect program - Kim CK.
The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of life-respect consciousness on suicidal risk, aggression and meaning in life and to explore the effect of Life-respect Program on them. The subjects were some middle schools students in Daegu. The she... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients - Foong PY, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Gun retailers as storage partners for suicide prevention: what barriers need to be overcome? - Pierpoint LA, Tung GJ, Brooks-Russell A, Brandspigel S, Betz M, Runyan CW.
INTRODUCTION: Safe storage of guns outside the household while someone is at risk for suicide is important for suicide prevention. Some gun retailers offer temporary firearm storage as a community resource. Others may be willing if perceived barriers can b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Effects of job stress, emotive dissonance, and post-traumatic stress on the depression of police officers -
The depression of the police officer is being magnified as the serious social issue. Affecting Factors on the depression for the management of tristimania of police officer have been searched in this research. The job stress has been selected as the factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological resilience and post-traumatic growth in disaster-exposed organisations: overview of the literature - Brooks S, Aml ôt R, Rubin GJ, Greenberg N.
As disasters become increasingly prevalent, and reported on, a wealth of literature on post-disaster mental health has been published. Most published evidence focuses on symptoms of mental health problems (such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED model for an online peer-to-peer suicide prevention and awareness for depression (SPAD) intervention among African American college students: experimental study - Shanta Bridges L, Sharma M, Lee JHS, Bennett R, Buxbaum SG, Reese-Smith J.
BACKGROUND: Suicide rates are high among African American students because they are at a greater risk of depression. A commonly used suicide prevention approach is the gatekeeper training. However, gatekeeper training is neither evidence-based nor has it b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation among youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda - Culbreth R, Swahn MH, Ndetei D, Ametewee L, Kasirye R.
The purpose of this study is to examine the factors associated with suicidal ideation among youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Analyses are based on cross-sectional survey data, collected in 2014, of a convenience sample (n = 1134) of urban serv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in the effects of childhood maltreatment on adult depression and anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Gallo EAG, Munhoz TN, Loret de Mola C, Murray J.
Child maltreatment has well-documented long-term, adverse effects on mental health, but it is not clear whether there are gender differences in these effects. We conducted a systematic review to investigate whether there are gender differences in the effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining the association between suicidal behaviors and referral for mental health services among children involved in the child welfare system in Ontario, Canada - Baiden P, Fallon B.
The objective of this study was to examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood sexual abuse and suicidal ideation among bipolar patients: existential but not religious well-being as a protective factor - Lamis DA, Kapoor S, Evans APB.
Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) are at an increased risk of Suicidal ideation, attempts, and death. Moreover, a strong association exists between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and suicidal ideation among individuals with BD. Yet growing evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological morbidities and positive psychological outcomes in people with traumatic spinal cord injury in Mainland China - Wang Y, Xie H, Zhao X.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalences of three psychological morbidities (posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression) and two positive psychological outcomes (resilience and posttraumatic growth) i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Correction for Das, Unfounded assumptions in linking crop-damaging temperature and suicide in India -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Treatment Initiation for Depression Low in Primary Care
Minorities and elderly more unlikely to start depression treatment in the primary care setting (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

How witnessing violence harms children's mental health
Children with high levels of exposure to violence like this week's deadly school shooting in Broward County, Florida, are more likely to have high levels of depression, anger and anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine eases depression in just 30 minutes
Researchers from  Zhejiang University in China found ketamine controls the transmission of electrical signals via nerve cells in rodents. Other antidepressants change brain chemical levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New approaches in neuroscience show it's not all in your head
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Our own unique experiences shape how we view the world and respond to the events in our lives. But experience is highly subjective. These differences can matter, especially as a growing body of research shows that our thoughts about and interpretations of our experiences can have physical consequences in our brains and bodies, says University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Healthy Minds founder and director Richard Davidson, in a talk titled: How the Mind Informs the Brain: Depression and Well-Being. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'How doodling helped my depression'
James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I felt bullied and harassed': A Montrealer's fight to get insurer to recognize his depression
Montreal writer Samuel Archibald has received an outpouring of support ever since he published an open letter about being denied disability insurance for his depression. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

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Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Floridafrom Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics" Yesterday just before the dismissal bell rang, 17 children and adults were shot and killed and 15 were injured inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. We find ourselves once again filled with grief and horror, and we mourn alongside all those impacted by the shooting. As our hearts are in Parkland, our eyes are on Congress.  " This is the eighteenth school shooting in 2018, the equivalent of one every two and a half days so far this year. Shootings have ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How to Help Your Kids Spot and Report Signs of Mass Violence Before Tragedy Strikes
With 18 school shootings already recorded in 2018— including Wednesday’s deadly spree in Parkland, Florida — parents and schools alike are grappling with the grim task of talking to kids about mass violence. It’s a tall order. In addition to broaching topics such as gun safety and helping kids process emotional and psychological trauma, adults are tasked with preparing children to recognize and report warning signs of violence before horrific events occur. In the wake of the Florida shooting, for example, sources ranging from gun control organizations to President Donald Trump emphasized the need to...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It’s Important
Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there is no contract locking us to the other person, as in marriage, and there are no blood bonds, as in family. Friendships are flexible. “We choose our friends, and our friends choose us,” says William K. Rawlins, Stocker Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University. “That’s a really distinctive attribute of friendships.” But modern life can become so busy that people forget to keep choosing each other. That’s when fri...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized healthytime relationships Source Type: news

Treatment of Hoarding-Induced Trauma and Perpetration
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Standards Manual, Edition V (2013) reports that between 2 and 6% of the general population have a hoarding disorder. Once considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding is now regarded as a serious clinical condition co-morbid with diagnoses of depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and sometimes psychosis given the delusional levels of denial that hoarders often present (Frost, Stekelee, Tolin, 2011). Hoarders engage in excessive acquisition of items, whether those items have real world value or not,...
Source: Psych Central - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Anxiety Caregivers Children and Teens Essays Family Grief and Loss Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personality Psychodynamic Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Abuse Anxiety Disorder bullying Comorb Source Type: news

NIAAA Spectrum: Anti-Smoking Medication May Reduce Alcohol Craving
Varenicline, an anti-smoking medication, may reduce craving for alcohol in people who drink heavily and for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who are also depressed, according to two recent studies. The research, funded by NIAAA and led by Sherry McKee, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, provides more evidence that varenicline may be a potential treatment for AUD. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Kimberly Source Type: news

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water
Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized cold water swimming healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Unfortunate side effects? Happy sixteen year old commits suicide after taking Tamiflu
(Natural News) A sixteen year old boy from Franklin Township, Indiana committed suicide after taking Tamiflu for his flu. The teen, named Charlie Harp, was found by his aunt and uncle, who were also his guardians, in the garage. His family believes that it was the medication that drove him to commit suicide. Jackie Ray,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression can linger for years and impact kids ’ behavior
(Reuters Health) - Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behavior problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Major Depression: Common, Rarely an Isolated Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- 13% of episodes under DSM-5 criteria associated with loss of loved ones (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Italy court sends right-to-die case to Constitutional Court
A court in Milan has asked Italy's Constitutional Court to rule in the case of a right-to-die advocate who brought a well-known DJ to an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland to die after he was paralyzed in a car crash (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Abiomed wins expanded Impella FDA nod for elective, urgent high-risk PCI
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) said today it won expanded FDA premarket approval for its Impella 2.5 and Impella CP heart pumps, now cleared for use during elective and urgent high risk percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. With the expansion, the Impella heart pump is cleared for use with patients with severe coronary artery disease, complex anatomy and a number of co-morbidities with or without depressed ejection fractions, the Danvers, Mass.-based company said. “This expanded FDA approval with moderately reduced ejection fraction validates our real-world experience using hemodynamic support in patients turned d...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abiomed Source Type: news

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health
If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest
Title: Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit HardestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Preoperative Depression, Lumbar Fusion, and Opioid Use Preoperative Depression, Lumbar Fusion, and Opioid Use
This study investigated whether patients with preexisting depression have poorer outcomes following lumbar fusion. Does preoperative depression increase the use of postoperative opioids?Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Family's gift aids quest to explore epilepsy link to mental health
(University of Edinburgh) A major fund has been established to support pioneering research into mental health and early death in people with epilepsy. The crucial investment -- named The Juliet Bergqvist Memorial Fund -- is made possible by a generous gift from a family affected by suicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Insane Consequences
I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, ca...
Source: Psych Central - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Disabilities Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology Schizophrenia Treatment DJ jaffe mental health policy Mental Illness mental illness violence serious mental illness Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on CES for Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia Jury Still Out on CES for Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia
There is sparse evidence supporting the efficacy of cranial electric stimulation (CES) for the treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mild Shock Therapy May Ease Anxiety and Depression, but Not Chronic Pain Mild Shock Therapy May Ease Anxiety and Depression, but Not Chronic Pain
People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it ’ s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other conditions, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll
New federal data show depression is common in US adults and exacts a high toll on work, home, and social activities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news